How much is too much? Hony Capital set the benchmark for the string of large China-focused funds expected to launch in the next year or so as it closed its fifth vehicle at $2.4 billion. Hony Capital Fund V took barely four months to complete its fundraising, coming in nearly $1 billion larger than its predecessor, which closed in 2008. It is the biggest US dollar vehicle seen in China since Hopu Investment Management attracted $2.5 billion for its one and only fund, also in 2008.
Factor in Hony's second renminbi-denominated fund, which has closed at RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) - the largest ever independent local currency vehicle - and the private equity firm has more fresh capital...
An all-Australian consortium comprising IFM Investors and AustralianSuper has acquired a 50.4% interest in a 99-year lease of Ausgrid, New South Wales’ (NSW) electricity distribution network, for A$16.2 billion ($12.3 billion).
IMM Private Equity has closed its third Korea-focused fund at approximately KRW1.25 trillion ($1.15 billion), having seen an uptick in foreign investor participation compared to the previous vehicle.
With Japan's demographic crisis promising more labor shortages, CLSA Capital Partners hopes to ride a coming wave of growth in the staffing services industry
Several Korean private equity investors are poised to make a partial exit as Acushnet Holdings, owner of the Titleist and FootJoy golf brands, set a target of $463.9 million for its US IPO.